Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

Classes at the Grants Pass Museum of Art! Fall 2017

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Art Classes for Adults! Visit our Website Anatomy & Structure of the Face with Bobbi Baldwin Friday, Oct. 13, 9 am – 4 pm You will learn from a hands-on demo and lecture by Bobbi Baldwin, who has taught this same lesson to plastic surgeons. The morning will be an in depth study of how to think about the anatomy and structure of the face in simple terms of physiology and drawing skills. Bobbi puts this lecture into common sense terms, teaching you how to think about the structure, measure, shape, and shadow in ways that you haven’t thought to do previously. The afternoon will be for you to practice what you have learned. It is a must, for all who paint or draw. You don’t want to miss this. $85 for workshop Optional lunch purchase for $10 Paint Like Henri Matisse with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, October 14 1-4

Continue reading Classes at the Grants Pass Museum of Art! Fall 2017

Anatomical Position

Anatomical Position Anterior Male Anterior Female Posterior Male Posterior Female I received a grant last year to help with my figurative anatomy studies.  It was a real boost, both in morale and in the opportunity to study something awesome. I took a 3 month online intensive artistic anatomy course, I spent three weeks at the […]

Continue reading Anatomical Position

I Heart Kinesiology!

Back to School with Kinesiology at Ashland Institute of Massage! My ongoing obsession with knowing specifically the origin, insertion, action and shape of muscles has led me to take a rather in-depth kinesiology class.  Over 100 class hours, plus out of class study time will keep me busy til April.  And, of course I’m translating a […]

Continue reading I Heart Kinesiology!

Life Drawing Class – In Session October 1!

It’s that time again – Life Drawing Class Wednesday night, 6-8:30 pm. Registration form found here . Hone your skills, learn what to do during long poses, learn to capture the weight, character, proportion, placement, structure, form, anatomy, volume, value, texture and expression of the human figure. Ten weeks is enough time to sink your teeth in and […]

Continue reading Life Drawing Class – In Session October 1!

Finished Skull

  Finished this piece in time for the PERISHABLE show at APU. I’m also making another project for that show, that I will take no pictures of, tell you nothing about and that is temporary so the only way to view it will be to come see it during April at APU.Filed under: Ashland Painters […]

Continue reading Finished Skull

Gross Anatomy for Artists Workshop

The workshop I just attended was amazing – we drew a model every morning and in the afternoons we studied cadavers at Standford Medical School.  What an experience.  These photos are from the first day – you can see me in the pink sweater with the face mask – looking frightened.  First day was freaky, […]

Continue reading Gross Anatomy for Artists Workshop

School Skull Study

I teach a class on Wednesdays and before/afterward I’ve been working on this skull as a demo for students.  Next step – transfer it to a panel and paint it. Filed under: Drawing, Portrait, Still Life Tagged: 2013, anatomy, Ashland Art Center, class, drawing, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, skull, still life

Continue reading School Skull Study

Arms! Anatomy Study Club

My artist buddy Ted Helard and I have been kicking around the idea of having regular co-dependent (I know, I know, but not the co-dependent that’s bad!) anatomy study sessions where artists take turns picking the model, picking the area of study and kind of leading the group for three hours.  We all contribute but […]

Continue reading Arms! Anatomy Study Club

It’s Time to Meet Your Meat! Vanitas for Smithfields is Opening Soon!

Sarah Burns flier for Smithfield's Opening 2012

Tagged: anatomy, art, art opening, commission, fine art, oil, oil painting, painting, raw meat, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, skull, Smithfields, Smithfields series, southern oregon, still life, vanitas, work of sarah f burns

Continue reading It’s Time to Meet Your Meat! Vanitas for Smithfields is Opening Soon!

Anatomy for Artists: Ecorche Drawing with Andrew Ameral

Ecorche Drawing with Andrew Ameral - Workshop at Ashland Art Center

Anatomy studies can improve your figure drawing, painting and sculpture exponentially! Join us for this rare opportunity to study figurative anatomy with a world-renowned art teacher! During this workshop Students will draw in Ecorche (meaning “to flay”), first drawing the model in pencil on paper, then will begin laying a number of sheets of tracing …

Read More

Continue reading Anatomy for Artists: Ecorche Drawing with Andrew Ameral